Results Page Overview
After the execution of a search, the results page opens up from the right side of the search page. Here, you can find all the documents that comply with your search criteria. The application offers you a number of functionalities to review and manage your results as you prefer.
Results list action buttons.
Results page view options.
Click in the checkbox to select/unselect a document. You can select documents to execute a results list action.
To open a document in the document view, click on the (underlined) publication number or title of the document. For more information on. See your search terms highlighted in the title, abstract, claims, and descriptions columns.
Add annotations to a document.
Open the original PDF document in a new browser window.
Enter your preferred results list page number in the text box, and press Enter. Alternatively, click on the preferred page number to jump to that page.
Results List Actions
Save your results in your existing or newly created user folders for future reference after selecting them from the results list.
Download your results in a number of file formats individually or in batches after selecting them from the results list.
|Set alerts based on your search query or based on the documents you select from the results list to automatically receive notifications whenever there is a relevant update in the database.
Export to PatentSight® (for subscribers only). PatentSight® evaluates all the selected documents from the results list to separate high-value patents from low-value ones, does competitor portfolio analysis, and/or identifies opportunities and threats. Up to 50.000 documents can be included in a single export file. When you select this option, the application will ask you to select the PatentSight® server that is closest to your location to ensure you will connect to the correct server
See the number of documents you have already selected from the results list.
Results Page View Options
You can choose your preferred arrangement of your results after running a search.
The amount of results that can be displayed is limited to 10.000, in the rare occasion more results are valid additional search criteria must be added to narrow down the search. Although only the first 10.000 records are displayed additional documents are not lost. Narrowing down the search will always use the full results set not just the top 10.000 displayed. Example: a search on AC:(JP) will give you all documents in the database produced by the Japanese authority, as there are over 24 million documents it is unrealistic to view them one by one. The amount of results per page is controlled via the User Preferences. When you select a maximum number of records per page the scrolling is turned off, instead
a navigation bar appears to allow you to browse through the results.
Document relevance is calculated based on:
- keyword occurrence per document - thirteen occurrences are more relevant than one.
- occurrence in the whole document set - a keyword occurring in 20.000 documents is less
relevant than a keyword occurring in only four documents.
- document length - one occurrence in a short document can be equally relevant as five
occurrences in a long document.
- section of the document - a keyword in a title will be more relevant than a keyword in a
The result list is sorted according a weighted total score of all of these. Therefore it is not
possible to fully predict the relevance sorting order beforehand. Boosting a keyword helps,
but expanding and/or filtering your query helps even more.
Results List View Modes and View Settings
On the view settings panel of the results page, you can select your preferred options for displaying
your search results list, e.g., the displayed result fields, or the number of displayed documents per
|Columns View Settings Panel
|Select/deselect fields by clicking in the box in
front, to display them in your results list. Drag
and drop fields to change their order.
You can choose from the following fields:
Display keyword occurrence - Switch on the
Results per page - Select the number of results
Select/deselect fields by clicking in the box in
Display keyword occurrence - Switch on the
Rows View Settings Panel
In the grid view, the following result fields can be displayed for your results: Publication number, Publication date, Title, Ultimate Owner, Abstract, and Clipped image (if available).
Caution: The information shown will be
Dynamic Grid View Settings
Display Results Together with Search Page or Document View
The combined search page and results page display setting allows you to review your results
while keeping the used search query in sight. Alternatively, expand the results list to full size, if you
need more space to display your results. In this case, the search page will not be closed, but reduced to a narrow bar on the left side of the screen.
The combined results page and (simple or side-by-side) document view display setting allows you to review the chosen document while keeping the results list in sight.